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I too am split 50/50. Jeez...Thanks for presenting the horror version of Sophie's
Sep 29 08 4:32 AM
Sep 29 08 3:07 PM
For all the people saying the AWIL werewolf is the worst ever put to film; are you sure about
that? I always thought it was one of the best and can think of several others to which it's far
superior. Really, there are some stinkers out there.
That being said, while I think AWIL is a great monster movie The Howling is probably the best werewolf movie of all time and features what I will always
consider to be the definitive movie werewolf. They're corrupt and evil, they regenerate, can transform whenever
they want, (so you're never safe!) and they look scary as hell. Coolest werewolves ever imo, and I love how they
stick to werewolf lore and can only be killed with silver or fire.
I think the wooded location is used to great effect and while the more urban London setting in AWIL is an interesting change of pace it just
doesn't sell me like those misty, creepy woods in The Howling does. AWIL also alters the werewolf lore quite a bit
and while I think that's fine the whole person you killed returning as a wisecracking ghost thing really didn't work for me.
Ultimately The Howling just feels more like a horror movie than AWIL, with the vague in-jokes, the creepy atmosphere, the silver bullets and the
fact that it's Dick Miller selling them, the sometimes silly musical organ cues and an effectively utilized John Carradine.
Joe Dante seemed to "get it" in a way that Landis didn't. To bad about the sequels to both films
though! (Although The Howling Part 2 is enjoyable, but for all the wrong reasons!)
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The whole thing can be seen here:
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The Howling or American Werewolf In London, which is better?
It's an interesting question to ask but for me, I couldn't give you a definitive answer because I like both movies based on the merits of each. The
treatment of the werewolf in each one is different and I like them both. However, I did think that the werewolf in the latter film was kind of strange looking,
still I liked the effects during the transformation.
For the moment, I tend to favor The Howling, but only because I don't own the other flick yet. And I do like the story more in The
Howling but that doesn't mean that it's better.
People have their own tastes, some will like one over the other, and while it is fun to see what others' opinions are about either or both, it would be
hard to discern which is actually better.
Fun question, though!
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Oct 6 09 3:35 PM
(paraphrase): "Let me give you a piece of my mind." Always liked that line.
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